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Cohen, Barbara 1932-1992

Overview
Works: 66 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 24,933 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Folklore  Historical fiction  Legends 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PZ7.C6595, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Cohen
Molly's pilgrim by Barbara Cohen( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told to make a doll like a pilgrim for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly's Jewish mother dresses the doll as she herself dressed before leaving Russia to seek religious freedom--much to Molly's embarrassment
Thank you, Jackie Robinson by Barbara Cohen( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fatherless white boy, who shares with an old black man an enthusiasm for the Brooklyn Dodgers and first baseman, Jackie Robinson, takes a ball autographed by Jackie to his elderly friend's deathbed
Canterbury tales by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Beautiful edition of selected stories including: The Pardoner's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale. In 1386, Chaucer recorded, or created, the stories spun by 30 pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury. Cohen and Hyman have responded to Chaucer's masterpiece with lively prose and unforgettable pictures that evoke the colorful world of 14th-century England. Full color
The carp in the bathtub by Barbara Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children try to rescue the carp their mother plans to make into gefilte fish for the Seder
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly, who recently emigrated with her family from Russia to New Jersey, learns about birthday parties and who her real friends are
Seven daughters & seven sons by Barbara Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional Arabic tale in which a young woman disguises herself as a man and opens up a shop in a distant city in order to help her impoverished family
213 valentines by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wade has trouble adjusting when he is transferred to a special fourth grade class for the gifted and talented, so he plans to send himself 213 valentines signed by celebrities
Robin Hood and Little John by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the circumstances of the first meeting between Little John and Robin Hood
Yussel's prayer : a Yom Kippur story by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cowherd's simple but sincere Yom Kippur prayer is instrumental in ending the day's fast
I am Joseph by Barbara Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the Biblical story of Joseph, from his viewpoint, relating how he was sold into slavery and became the Egyptian Pharaoh's adviser
The Christmas revolution by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourth-grader Emily is forced to think about her Jewish heritage when the new boy, an Orthodox Jew, refuses to participate in the school Christmas celebrations
Unicorns in the rain by Barbara Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation from a stranger on a train takes Nikki to unicorns and the boarding of an ark
The donkey's story : a Bible story by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somewhat humorous retelling, featuring Balaam's donkey, of the Bible story in which Balak, king of Moab, calls upon Balaam, the prophet, to curse the Israelites, but he blesses them instead
Here come the Purim players! by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews living in the Prague ghetto gather to watch a troupe of local players reenact the story of Queen Esther
David by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the story of David, going beyond what is in the Bible to include today's knowledge of archaeology, history, politics, psychology, etc., to present the ruler of Israel as he must have been in 1000 B.C
The long way home by Barbara Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally's relationship with an elderly bus driver who recites Shakespeare stories helps her to cope with the problems of her mother's cancer and being separated from her twin sister at summer camp
The innkeeper's daughter by Barbara Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping her widowed mother run a small inn provides 16-year-old Rachel with many opportunities to adjust to growing up
Gooseberries to oranges by Barbara Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl reminisces about the journey from her cholera-ravaged village in Eastern Europe to the United States where she is reunited with her father
The binding of Isaac by Barbara Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aged Isaac recounts to his grandchildren the story of how God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
People like us by Barbara Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Dinah's insistence on dating a handsome football star causes bitter dissension in her family because the boy is not a Jew like them
 
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Molly's pilgrim
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English (147)

Spanish (3)

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Thank you, Jackie RobinsonCanterbury talesThe carp in the bathtubMake a wish, MollySeven daughters & seven sons213 valentinesRobin Hood and Little JohnThe Christmas revolution